Ratblitz FAQ

Ratblitz FAQ

Ratblitz is an effective rodenticide developed and owned by RCI.

Please review the list of Frequently Asked Questions below. If you have further questions please feel free to contact our Sales Team.

Technical Questions

Ratblitz contains 0.025% w/w Warfarin.

This active compound works by preventing the blood from coagulating whilst simultaneously damaging the walls of the rats’ blood vessels. Eating Ratblitz causes the blood to escape into body cavities and muscles or flow out of the body.

Ratblitz does not kill instantly, which is a major advantage. The symptoms of poisoning do not appear suddenly, and therefore do not alert other rats in the nest. Death usually follows in 5 to 7 days after feeding commences.

Rats and mice do not develop “bait shyness”. They continue to eat Ratblitz even as they are dying.

Safety & Suitability Questions

Ratblitz is designed to make the bait more attractive to rodents than other food sources.

Unlike many other popular rat baits, Ratblitz does not contain grain. Rodents will eat the bait in preference to other foods. This increases the effectiveness of the bait, especially in areas where there is already plenty of grain.

The most important element of a mouse or rat poison is getting the rodents to eat it. No rat poison will work if they don’t eat it!

Ratblitz Benefits:

  • Fatal in small amounts and capable of wiping out the nest, not just individuals.
  • The prepared baits should be more attractive to the rats and mice than grain or other feedstuffs available.
  • Death should not be sudden or violent, which would cause suspicion in the remaining animals.
  • The poison should not be lethal to non-target species such as humans or domestic animals (even though it is still toxic).
  • It should be easy to use.

Ratblitz is suitable for usage across a wide range of industries and applications.

These can include:

  • Farms, including around farm shed and grain storage areas.
  • Wharves and ships.
  • Warehouses, especially for foodstuffs.
  • Dairy and meat works.
  • Food manufacturing plants.

Although Ratblitz may be poisonous to pets, it is a slow acting rodent poison and not immediately fatal. If you suspect your pet has eaten Ratblitz, take them to your local vet as soon as possible for a Vitamin K3 injection.

Application Questions

This is a short overview of rodent bait preparation:

  1. Wrap small quantities of Ratblitz (50 grams for mice / 100 grams for rats) in thin paper such as rice paper or old telephone book pages.
  2. Prepare plenty of these baits and store securely.
  3. Wrapped baits should be thrown daily into areas were rats or mice congregate, or into rat holes or nests.
  4. Freely distribute rodent baits on rat trails or anywhere you see an accumulation of droppings. This can include wall cavities and roof spaces. Dead rats will not foul the baits when using this method and all rats in the nest will eventually eat the bait.

Please take note of the following:

  • Do not put out Ratblitz in a big pile. Rodents will defecate and urinate on it, spoiling the bait. Rats in particular are fussy and will not eat spoiled baits.
  • Avoid handling the bait. Rats and mice are put off by the smell of humans.
  • Do not use old baits. Fresh baits are more attractive to the rodents. Ideally, baits should be changed daily.

Prepared rodent baits should be placed where they are easily accessible to rats and mice, but not to children, domestic animals, or farm animals (especially pigs and poultry).

Ideal placement of baits can include:

  • Wall and roof cavities.
  • Roof eaves.
  • Inside pipes and drains.
  • Along rat trails and travel paths.
  • Wherever you see an accumulation of rodent droppings.
  • In rat or mice nests.
  • Grain silos.
  • Farm machinery.

If baits are to be left in the open, we recommend putting them inside small sections of pipe so that they are not easily accessible to children or domestic animals.

There are a few basic steps for protection against rodents:

  • Clear away rubbish and waste.
  • Remove old machinery or equipment, as these are ideal nesting places.
  • Seal up any points of entry where possible.
  • Use an effective rodent poison.
  • Make regular inspections.

Read our blog article for more information on controlling rodents around your property.